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Whispering Pines Conference Center

West Greenwich , RI

LOCATION

401 Victory Highway
West Greenwich, RI US 02817 (map)
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ABOUT US

Create the memory of a lifetime by holding your wedding at Whispering Pines. This beautiful country estate, nestled among 2,300 acres of secluded pine forest, murmuring brooks and... Read more
Create the memory of a lifetime by holding your wedding at Whispering Pines. This beautiful country estate, nestled among 2,300 acres of secluded pine forest, murmuring brooks and pristine lakes, provides a unique and intimate setting for your wedding day.

Accommodating up to 130 guests with care and culinary perfection, we offer a true “weekend wedding event.” So you and your guests can arrive early, enjoy time with one another, and get ready for the long awaited day. A central meeting place is our main lodge’s grand mahogany deck, where Lake Eisenhower provides a backdrop for conversation and celebration late into the evening. After the reception, we offer a lakeside campfire for a nostalgic close to your special night. If you are planning a wedding in the colder months, we do have charming indoor settings to accommodate as well.

Whispering Pines is a location like no other, a destination with ample accommodations, outstanding cuisine, and a professional staff to help you plan and coordinate your wedding. If you are planning a wedding in New England, we look forward to helping you make it unforgettable.



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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1933
Describe your venue:
Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Vintage, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
180
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
32
Number of suites
1
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1200
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
80
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
AMAZING venue from start to finish. From the time we arrived before the ceremony, to the time we left the next morning after breakfast, we couldn't have asked for a better place to have our special day. The staff was top notch and professional, they responded to all our questions before, during and after the event. The food was THE BEST, our guests raved about how tasty everything was. The setting is both unique and spectacular. We wanted a venue that offered more than just a place to have a wedding. Whispering Pines offered unique activities as well as overnight accommodations all in the same place. We really couldn't have been happier and would happily recommend Whispering Pines to anyone seeking a venue for not just a wedding, but any event. BEST venue in Rhode Island!
AMAZING venue from start to finish. From the time we arrived before the ceremony, to the time we left the next morning Read more...
AMAZING venue from start to finish. From the time we arrived before the ceremony, to the time we left the next morning after breakfast, we couldn't have asked for a better place to have our special day. The staff was top notch and professional, they responded to all our questions before, during and after the event. The food was THE BEST, our guests raved about how tasty everything was. The setting is both unique and spectacular. We wanted a venue that offered more than just a place to have a wedding. Whispering Pines offered unique activities as well as overnight accommodations all in the same place. We really couldn't have been happier and would happily recommend Whispering Pines to anyone seeking a venue for not just a wedding, but any event. BEST venue in Rhode Island! Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
7/21/2013
5.0/5.0
As soon as I heard about Whispering Pines I thought it would be a great wedding reception site and my husband and I were sold as soon as we visited in person. It is such a lovely spot and feels very private and unique. We were able to have just the kind of reception we wanted without breaking the bank. The relatively small size of the space means you need to be thoughtful about your guest list, but I found that to help things from getting out of control in general and it certainly made the wedding feel more intimate. It was also nice that most of our family could stay over on site and they all really enjoyed the accommodations. Erin was so responsive to my many emails throughout the year as we planned and Bill helped us put together a really fun and tasty menu. The staff was absolutely wonderful. We had an amazing time and all our guests commented on what a perfect location it was. I hope to be able to go back for events in the future because it has become such a special place for us now.
As soon as I heard about Whispering Pines I thought it would be a great wedding reception site and my husband and I were Read more...
As soon as I heard about Whispering Pines I thought it would be a great wedding reception site and my husband and I were sold as soon as we visited in person. It is such a lovely spot and feels very private and unique. We were able to have just the kind of reception we wanted without breaking the bank. The relatively small size of the space means you need to be thoughtful about your guest list, but I found that to help things from getting out of control in general and it certainly made the wedding feel more intimate. It was also nice that most of our family could stay over on site and they all really enjoyed the accommodations. Erin was so responsive to my many emails throughout the year as we planned and Bill helped us put together a really fun and tasty menu. The staff was absolutely wonderful. We had an amazing time and all our guests commented on what a perfect location it was. I hope to be able to go back for events in the future because it has become such a special place for us now. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/7/2013
5.0/5.0
awesome place!!!! everything i ever dreamed off, beautiful, elegant, the staff were excellent, food was delicious,
awesome place!!!! everything i ever dreamed off, beautiful, elegant, the staff were excellent, food was delicious,
awesome place!!!! everything i ever dreamed off, beautiful, elegant, the staff were excellent, food was delicious, Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Whispering Pines was the perfect place for our wedding weekend. The staff was professional and easy to work with and they helped us host an amazing event. Bill and Erin were incredibly helpful and they walked us through the entire planning process. The venue is idyllic and the food is out of this world! There is absolutely nothing that I would change. Our guests had a wonderful time and they all like the retreat setting. The little touches really made the whole weekend great and we are forever thankful that we chose WP.
Whispering Pines was the perfect place for our wedding weekend. The staff was professional and easy to work with and they Read more...
Whispering Pines was the perfect place for our wedding weekend. The staff was professional and easy to work with and they helped us host an amazing event. Bill and Erin were incredibly helpful and they walked us through the entire planning process. The venue is idyllic and the food is out of this world! There is absolutely nothing that I would change. Our guests had a wonderful time and they all like the retreat setting. The little touches really made the whole weekend great and we are forever thankful that we chose WP. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Whispering Pines was everything we wanted and more! Not only is the venue beautiful, but the people there were so accommodating to our vision for our big day. Erin and Bill met with us several times to listen to our ideas and concerns. They eased any anxiety we had about the details (seating chart, decorations, possible inclement weather, etc). We were truly able to make the day represent ourselves, which was very important to us. On the day of our wedding, all of the staff went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with everything. Erin even assisted my bridesmaids in bustling my dress when one of my bustles broke! The food was amazing...all of our guests said it was the best food they ever had at a wedding, and we agree! Thank you Whispering Pines for making our wedding day so perfect!
Whispering Pines was everything we wanted and more! Not only is the venue beautiful, but the people there were so Read more...
Whispering Pines was everything we wanted and more! Not only is the venue beautiful, but the people there were so accommodating to our vision for our big day. Erin and Bill met with us several times to listen to our ideas and concerns. They eased any anxiety we had about the details (seating chart, decorations, possible inclement weather, etc). We were truly able to make the day represent ourselves, which was very important to us. On the day of our wedding, all of the staff went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with everything. Erin even assisted my bridesmaids in bustling my dress when one of my bustles broke! The food was amazing...all of our guests said it was the best food they ever had at a wedding, and we agree! Thank you Whispering Pines for making our wedding day so perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing lake view. Superb staff, they were helpful the day of the wedding with all the details, to make it my perfect day. We had a waitress provide us with drinks and appetizers while taking photos on the property.
Delicious food!
Amazing lake view. Superb staff, they were helpful the day of the wedding with all the details, to make it my perfect day. Read more...
Amazing lake view. Superb staff, they were helpful the day of the wedding with all the details, to make it my perfect day. We had a waitress provide us with drinks and appetizers while taking photos on the property.
Delicious food! Read less
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Carole
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Whispering Pines was the absolute perfect place for our wedding! We loved the comfortable and cozy atmosphere, and the convenience of holding our ceremony, reception, and overnight lodging in the same beautiful setting. The food was absolutely incredible, and the staff (Erin & Bill) helped us to both plan and pull off the perfect day. They were professional, responsive and helpful on the day of the wedding, and we were able to just let go and enjoy the day after all that planning! The staff set up a cozy campfire for us to hang out after the reception ended, and breakfast the next morning was the perfect way to wind down after a fun night. All of our guests commented on how amazing the food was, and how much they enjoyed the setting. It is definitely a special place with an amazing staff.
Whispering Pines was the absolute perfect place for our wedding! We loved the comfortable and cozy atmosphere, and the Read more...
Whispering Pines was the absolute perfect place for our wedding! We loved the comfortable and cozy atmosphere, and the convenience of holding our ceremony, reception, and overnight lodging in the same beautiful setting. The food was absolutely incredible, and the staff (Erin & Bill) helped us to both plan and pull off the perfect day. They were professional, responsive and helpful on the day of the wedding, and we were able to just let go and enjoy the day after all that planning! The staff set up a cozy campfire for us to hang out after the reception ended, and breakfast the next morning was the perfect way to wind down after a fun night. All of our guests commented on how amazing the food was, and how much they enjoyed the setting. It is definitely a special place with an amazing staff. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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raymond aaron
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Erin and the whole staff were great!
Erin and the whole staff were great!
Erin and the whole staff were great! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The experience of having our wedding at Whispering Pines was amazing. From the day that we knew it was the perfect place to have our wedding, everything else about it came together smoothly. The staff was fantastic and always went above and beyond to make all of the big and small details come together to make one fantastic day! I had guests calling and emailing me the very next day to tell me again how great the service, staff, food, and atmosphere was! Whispering Pines made our wedding a surreal experience that my husband and I will never forget and couldn't be more grateful for. Thank You Whispering Pines!!
The experience of having our wedding at Whispering Pines was amazing. From the day that we knew it was the perfect place Read more...
The experience of having our wedding at Whispering Pines was amazing. From the day that we knew it was the perfect place to have our wedding, everything else about it came together smoothly. The staff was fantastic and always went above and beyond to make all of the big and small details come together to make one fantastic day! I had guests calling and emailing me the very next day to tell me again how great the service, staff, food, and atmosphere was! Whispering Pines made our wedding a surreal experience that my husband and I will never forget and couldn't be more grateful for. Thank You Whispering Pines!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Incredible from the very start. The staff took care of everything even down to having a waitress walk around with us while we took pictures so that we got to have some of the appetizers while I guests started to enjoy the reception. We didn't have any worries because they took care of it all.
Incredible from the very start. The staff took care of everything even down to having a waitress walk around with us while Read more...
Incredible from the very start. The staff took care of everything even down to having a waitress walk around with us while we took pictures so that we got to have some of the appetizers while I guests started to enjoy the reception. We didn't have any worries because they took care of it all. Read less
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Liza
Wedding:
6/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Whispering Pines is the MOST beautiful wedding venue we saw and we knew immediately that we wanted to have our wedding there.

We did not know when we signed our contract that not only is it beautiful, but the people there are the most kind, flexible, and sweet people you will ever work with!

Erin who handles the planning aspects of the weddings, answered every single one of our questions thoroughly and promptly! And Bill who handles the food worked with our particular situation with amazing grace (we brought in Kosher meals for some of our guests). Working with Erin and Bill was wonderful. Because they do a lot of different kinds of events including tons of weddings, they are very professional and easy to talk to. They work to find solutions to every concern and made sure that everything we wanted happened on the day of the wedding.

You really do have to go visit this place to understand the beauty. We received so many compliments on the location. You drive about 5 miles through the woods to reach the venue. The ceremony took place outside next to a lake with cocktails and dancing on a huge deck overlooking the water. The place has a "camp" feel except the rooms are really nice and it operates like a full hotel. The food is AMAZING, the service is impeccable, and the experience was magical (we had so many guests use that word to describe their experience). At the end of the night they made us a campfire by the lake where half our wedding guests ended up, signing songs, roasting marshmallows, and hanging out late into the night. There was brunch the next morning provided for everyone staying on site.

I feel so lucky to have had my wedding at Whispering Pines- it was an unforgettable location and experience!
Whispering Pines is the MOST beautiful wedding venue we saw and we knew immediately that we wanted to have our wedding Read more...
Whispering Pines is the MOST beautiful wedding venue we saw and we knew immediately that we wanted to have our wedding there.

We did not know when we signed our contract that not only is it beautiful, but the people there are the most kind, flexible, and sweet people you will ever work with!

Erin who handles the planning aspects of the weddings, answered every single one of our questions thoroughly and promptly! And Bill who handles the food worked with our particular situation with amazing grace (we brought in Kosher meals for some of our guests). Working with Erin and Bill was wonderful. Because they do a lot of different kinds of events including tons of weddings, they are very professional and easy to talk to. They work to find solutions to every concern and made sure that everything we wanted happened on the day of the wedding.

You really do have to go visit this place to understand the beauty. We received so many compliments on the location. You drive about 5 miles through the woods to reach the venue. The ceremony took place outside next to a lake with cocktails and dancing on a huge deck overlooking the water. The place has a "camp" feel except the rooms are really nice and it operates like a full hotel. The food is AMAZING, the service is impeccable, and the experience was magical (we had so many guests use that word to describe their experience). At the end of the night they made us a campfire by the lake where half our wedding guests ended up, signing songs, roasting marshmallows, and hanging out late into the night. There was brunch the next morning provided for everyone staying on site.

I feel so lucky to have had my wedding at Whispering Pines- it was an unforgettable location and experience! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Everyone was more than happy with our wedding at Whispering Pines. The food was incredible! The pricing was outstanding, especially for New England. The employees were wonderful, very professional and fun to work with. The wedding coordinator and catering manager were 100% flexible with all of our needs and changes to our plans. This venue gave us more than we could have asked for, it is truely a gem in RI. The location is just spectacular! We had an overcast day and it was still breathtaking. The only hiccup was with the cash bar charging for soft drinks although I requested them be complimentary and took a few minutes to straighten out; the salad was served during the cocktail hour while we were taking pictures and people then moved into the dining room; the drinks were cleared off the tables too soon. My husband and I would get up to greet our guests, we would return and our drinks (water, champagne) would be cleared from the table. Otherwise it was flawless. The amount of food and the quality of the food was all our guests could talk about! And breakfast the following morning- amazing!!!
Everyone was more than happy with our wedding at Whispering Pines. The food was incredible! The pricing was outstanding, Read more...
Everyone was more than happy with our wedding at Whispering Pines. The food was incredible! The pricing was outstanding, especially for New England. The employees were wonderful, very professional and fun to work with. The wedding coordinator and catering manager were 100% flexible with all of our needs and changes to our plans. This venue gave us more than we could have asked for, it is truely a gem in RI. The location is just spectacular! We had an overcast day and it was still breathtaking. The only hiccup was with the cash bar charging for soft drinks although I requested them be complimentary and took a few minutes to straighten out; the salad was served during the cocktail hour while we were taking pictures and people then moved into the dining room; the drinks were cleared off the tables too soon. My husband and I would get up to greet our guests, we would return and our drinks (water, champagne) would be cleared from the table. Otherwise it was flawless. The amount of food and the quality of the food was all our guests could talk about! And breakfast the following morning- amazing!!! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Whispering Pines was amazing. Our October wedding was beautiful and went off without a hitch. The staff were very accommodating to our needs and we met with them multiple times to figure out all the details. The food was amazing. Best part of WP is having the rooms available to guests to stay overnight and the late night campfire. It made it feel like we all had a long weekend together and everyone got to hang out and get to know one another. A word of warning, it may be in your best interest to hire a day of coordinator to set everything up and make arrangements with vendors. Otherwise you will be running around doing this yourself or delegating to family members as WP does not set up or take down for you. They do have an on site coordinator who does her job well but this stuff is not part of her duties. We hired a day of coordinator and got an early check in which worked out great. We were able to drop stuff off the night before and then the coordinator set it up while we were getting ready.
Whispering Pines was amazing. Our October wedding was beautiful and went off without a hitch. The staff were very Read more...
Whispering Pines was amazing. Our October wedding was beautiful and went off without a hitch. The staff were very accommodating to our needs and we met with them multiple times to figure out all the details. The food was amazing. Best part of WP is having the rooms available to guests to stay overnight and the late night campfire. It made it feel like we all had a long weekend together and everyone got to hang out and get to know one another. A word of warning, it may be in your best interest to hire a day of coordinator to set everything up and make arrangements with vendors. Otherwise you will be running around doing this yourself or delegating to family members as WP does not set up or take down for you. They do have an on site coordinator who does her job well but this stuff is not part of her duties. We hired a day of coordinator and got an early check in which worked out great. We were able to drop stuff off the night before and then the coordinator set it up while we were getting ready. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Whispering Pines/Alton Jones is a hidden gem. We looked at over 50 places and as soon as we came to Whispering Pines we knew it was perfect. It is absolutely beautiful, the staff are amazing, the most gracious and caring and positive people you will ever meet. The food is outstanding. Everyone that came had the time of their life and I would 100% recommend Whispering Pines. It was the best day and we could not have pulled it off without everyone's help and support and guidance from the staff at Whispering Pines.
We wanted a place where everyone in our wedding party and family could stay and be together and Whispering Pines was beyond perfect in everyway. The bonfire at the end of the night with smores was the perfect end to a wonderful weekend!!!
Whispering Pines/Alton Jones is a hidden gem. We looked at over 50 places and as soon as we came to Whispering Pines we Read more...
Whispering Pines/Alton Jones is a hidden gem. We looked at over 50 places and as soon as we came to Whispering Pines we knew it was perfect. It is absolutely beautiful, the staff are amazing, the most gracious and caring and positive people you will ever meet. The food is outstanding. Everyone that came had the time of their life and I would 100% recommend Whispering Pines. It was the best day and we could not have pulled it off without everyone's help and support and guidance from the staff at Whispering Pines.
We wanted a place where everyone in our wedding party and family could stay and be together and Whispering Pines was beyond perfect in everyway. The bonfire at the end of the night with smores was the perfect end to a wonderful weekend!!! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about how wonderful Whispering Pines was. Erin, Bill, George and the rest of the staff were fantastic. The food was superb! My guests never stopped talking about how beautiful the grounds, and loved being able to relax and enjoy the facilities on Friday and Saturday before the wedding, not to mention the campfire both nights too! Whispering Pines provided us with the whole package and a weekend that we and our guests will never forget!!
I can't say enough about how wonderful Whispering Pines was. Erin, Bill, George and the rest of the staff were fantastic. Read more...
I can't say enough about how wonderful Whispering Pines was. Erin, Bill, George and the rest of the staff were fantastic. The food was superb! My guests never stopped talking about how beautiful the grounds, and loved being able to relax and enjoy the facilities on Friday and Saturday before the wedding, not to mention the campfire both nights too! Whispering Pines provided us with the whole package and a weekend that we and our guests will never forget!! Read less
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Brenda
Wedding:
6/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Whispering Pines was simply perfect. My career in public relations requires that I run quite a few events, and so I know what to expect from a venue. None of the other venues I have ever used has even come close to the level of service, professionalism and excellence I found at Whispering Pines. We were married eight months after my husband returned from serving in Iraq, and planned a military ceremony. Not only was the staff accommodating about some of our specific needs, they even allowed us to fire a blank round from an historical cannon at the close of our ceremony, and hold a special artillerists' punch ceremony in the living room of the main lodge. My husband, who is particular about these things, went to check on the set-up for the punch ceremony and declared: "They read my mind." I did not have to ask for a thing all night, and neither did any of my guests. Four years later people are still talking about the wonderful time they had and proclaiming it the best wedding they have ever attended. This 46-year-old first-time bride couldn't agree more.
Our wedding at Whispering Pines was simply perfect. My career in public relations requires that I run quite a few events, Read more...
Our wedding at Whispering Pines was simply perfect. My career in public relations requires that I run quite a few events, and so I know what to expect from a venue. None of the other venues I have ever used has even come close to the level of service, professionalism and excellence I found at Whispering Pines. We were married eight months after my husband returned from serving in Iraq, and planned a military ceremony. Not only was the staff accommodating about some of our specific needs, they even allowed us to fire a blank round from an historical cannon at the close of our ceremony, and hold a special artillerists' punch ceremony in the living room of the main lodge. My husband, who is particular about these things, went to check on the set-up for the punch ceremony and declared: "They read my mind." I did not have to ask for a thing all night, and neither did any of my guests. Four years later people are still talking about the wonderful time they had and proclaiming it the best wedding they have ever attended. This 46-year-old first-time bride couldn't agree more. Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
8/16/2008
5.0/5.0
The staff, location, catering, weather and everything was WONDERFUL!
The staff, location, catering, weather and everything was WONDERFUL!
The staff, location, catering, weather and everything was WONDERFUL! Read less
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Hans
Wedding:
12/15/2012
4.9/5.0
We got married in December at Whispering Pines and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We live in San Francisco so were planning the event from cross-country (not an easy task!), but Erin, Bill, George & the rest of their staff made the experience extremely easy for us. (It also saved us a lot of headaches by hosting the ceremony, reception & rehearsal dinner all at the same venue – fewer moving parts & vendors!) It was such a treat to have the entire venue for the weekend – we had exclusive use of the guest rooms, the many indoor & outdoor common areas, and the 2300 acres of gorgeous scenery.

Guests loved the fact that they could entertain themselves (and their kids) during the day with long hikes and taking canoes out on the lake (yes – in December!), or staying inside for board games or billiards or just socializing by a fireplace, and the late-night s’mores by the campfire were a huge hit! All our friends (incl. lots of foodies from NYC & SF) raved about the food, and the entire WP staff was so accommodating of our vision for a personalized wedding.

Speaking selfishly as the bride & groom, it was a huge bonus to have not just a 5-hour wedding event, but an entire weekend to enjoy real quality time with our guests who flew in from around the country. And family & friends loved the “retreat” feel of the weekend as well – when we were all saying our goodbyes after a scrumptious breakfast on Sunday morning, people started saying how sad they were that “Camp Wendy & Hans” was coming to a close.

Already we have family members who are talking about planning reunions at Whispering Pines – it’s such a special place, not only because of the venue itself but also because of the people who run it. Many thanks for a weekend we’ll never forget!!!
We got married in December at Whispering Pines and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We live in San Francisco Read more...
We got married in December at Whispering Pines and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We live in San Francisco so were planning the event from cross-country (not an easy task!), but Erin, Bill, George & the rest of their staff made the experience extremely easy for us. (It also saved us a lot of headaches by hosting the ceremony, reception & rehearsal dinner all at the same venue – fewer moving parts & vendors!) It was such a treat to have the entire venue for the weekend – we had exclusive use of the guest rooms, the many indoor & outdoor common areas, and the 2300 acres of gorgeous scenery.

Guests loved the fact that they could entertain themselves (and their kids) during the day with long hikes and taking canoes out on the lake (yes – in December!), or staying inside for board games or billiards or just socializing by a fireplace, and the late-night s’mores by the campfire were a huge hit! All our friends (incl. lots of foodies from NYC & SF) raved about the food, and the entire WP staff was so accommodating of our vision for a personalized wedding.

Speaking selfishly as the bride & groom, it was a huge bonus to have not just a 5-hour wedding event, but an entire weekend to enjoy real quality time with our guests who flew in from around the country. And family & friends loved the “retreat” feel of the weekend as well – when we were all saying our goodbyes after a scrumptious breakfast on Sunday morning, people started saying how sad they were that “Camp Wendy & Hans” was coming to a close.

Already we have family members who are talking about planning reunions at Whispering Pines – it’s such a special place, not only because of the venue itself but also because of the people who run it. Many thanks for a weekend we’ll never forget!!! Read less
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bluelily9
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.9/5.0
I cannot say enough about Whispering Pines. This setting and these people truly made our wedding what it was. The day of the wedding I saw guests in canoes, on the basketball court, hiking, it was awesome. The staff was buzzing around making sure everything was going well. Erin was the best! She was setting things up, calming me down since our officiant was a little late, talking to vendors, etc. We couldn't have done it without her!

The food was talked about all night - from the appetizers to the entrees - people were walking up to us asking where we found this amazing place! Everyone was so impressed. And the campfire was the best way to end the night. We got back from our honeymoon and had thank you notes fom some guests. I didn't know that happened.

If you can swing the bar tab and the room rates I would tell everyone (who likes rustic) to book this! People will be talking about our wedding for years to come because of Whispering Pines.
I cannot say enough about Whispering Pines. This setting and these people truly made our wedding what it was. The day of Read more...
I cannot say enough about Whispering Pines. This setting and these people truly made our wedding what it was. The day of the wedding I saw guests in canoes, on the basketball court, hiking, it was awesome. The staff was buzzing around making sure everything was going well. Erin was the best! She was setting things up, calming me down since our officiant was a little late, talking to vendors, etc. We couldn't have done it without her!

The food was talked about all night - from the appetizers to the entrees - people were walking up to us asking where we found this amazing place! Everyone was so impressed. And the campfire was the best way to end the night. We got back from our honeymoon and had thank you notes fom some guests. I didn't know that happened.

If you can swing the bar tab and the room rates I would tell everyone (who likes rustic) to book this! People will be talking about our wedding for years to come because of Whispering Pines. Read less
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Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Absolutely wonderful! As soon as we started the drive to WP down the winding pine tree lined road we knew we found our place. The grounds are simply stunning. We received so many compliments at the wedding on what a beautiful place it was and a perfect spot for the wedding.

I'm from NY and have a certain standard of food. I was worried since we are not able to try the food prior to the wedding but I can tell all you NYC brides or any brides that hands down the food was excellent! Even better than at weddings that cost double the price of ours! All of our guests raved about how wonderful the food was.

The service was great. My guests were raving about how nice and accommodating everyone one was at WP. Erin was amazing the day of the wedding. She was very calming with all the hustle and bustle around. She was able to pull through for me when I forgot about certain things and said not to worry she would take care of it. George and Bill were also great with reassuring us with the quality of their establishment and willing to work with us on various things. I also recommend doing your rehearsal dinner there as well. For the price and the location, we couldn't find a better deal or meal.

I took one star away for the bar service. Our best man came to us at the wedding to inform us that the bartender was giving out grey goose even if people did not ask for it. We quickly told Erin and she spoke with him. I'm pretty sure that his gratuity is based on consumption and it would make sense to "drive up" the bill to get a better tip. Of course there is no way to monitor the bar all night. My advise is just make sure you advise them ahead of time to use a lower grade unless asked.

Overall, I would have my wedding there a million times over again! Simply stunning, great service, and even wonderful food!
Absolutely wonderful! As soon as we started the drive to WP down the winding pine tree lined road we knew we found our Read more...
Absolutely wonderful! As soon as we started the drive to WP down the winding pine tree lined road we knew we found our place. The grounds are simply stunning. We received so many compliments at the wedding on what a beautiful place it was and a perfect spot for the wedding.

I'm from NY and have a certain standard of food. I was worried since we are not able to try the food prior to the wedding but I can tell all you NYC brides or any brides that hands down the food was excellent! Even better than at weddings that cost double the price of ours! All of our guests raved about how wonderful the food was.

The service was great. My guests were raving about how nice and accommodating everyone one was at WP. Erin was amazing the day of the wedding. She was very calming with all the hustle and bustle around. She was able to pull through for me when I forgot about certain things and said not to worry she would take care of it. George and Bill were also great with reassuring us with the quality of their establishment and willing to work with us on various things. I also recommend doing your rehearsal dinner there as well. For the price and the location, we couldn't find a better deal or meal.

I took one star away for the bar service. Our best man came to us at the wedding to inform us that the bartender was giving out grey goose even if people did not ask for it. We quickly told Erin and she spoke with him. I'm pretty sure that his gratuity is based on consumption and it would make sense to "drive up" the bill to get a better tip. Of course there is no way to monitor the bar all night. My advise is just make sure you advise them ahead of time to use a lower grade unless asked.

Overall, I would have my wedding there a million times over again! Simply stunning, great service, and even wonderful food! Read less
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erinkate23
Wedding:
8/23/2008
4.7/5.0
Whispering Pines was our venue for everything from the rehearsal dinner through Sunday brunch. They provided all of the food, as well as all lodging.

David and I could not have been happier with them. The wedding was unique, amazing, and classy. Our guests couldn’t stop talking about the location, and how much they appreciated our choice of location. Everyone enjoyed canoeing, playing horseshoes, and hiking, and the lodges were beautiful.

The food was superb. Bill, the executive chef, worked with my husband to custom-design a menu that featured filet migion and swordfish steaks. I have actually received thank-you cards FROM OUR GUESTS for inviting them to the wedding. If you can swing it, Whispering Pines is worth every penny.

Pros: Guests loved it; we loved it. The food, the rooms, the location, the service. The campfire! Everyone in ONE place.

Cons: Pricey, especially the bar...but I think that has more to do with our heavy-drinkin families!
Whispering Pines was our venue for everything from the rehearsal dinner through Sunday brunch. They provided all of the Read more...
Whispering Pines was our venue for everything from the rehearsal dinner through Sunday brunch. They provided all of the food, as well as all lodging.

David and I could not have been happier with them. The wedding was unique, amazing, and classy. Our guests couldn’t stop talking about the location, and how much they appreciated our choice of location. Everyone enjoyed canoeing, playing horseshoes, and hiking, and the lodges were beautiful.

The food was superb. Bill, the executive chef, worked with my husband to custom-design a menu that featured filet migion and swordfish steaks. I have actually received thank-you cards FROM OUR GUESTS for inviting them to the wedding. If you can swing it, Whispering Pines is worth every penny.

Pros: Guests loved it; we loved it. The food, the rooms, the location, the service. The campfire! Everyone in ONE place.

Cons: Pricey, especially the bar...but I think that has more to do with our heavy-drinkin families! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Whispering Pines was AMAZING! What a great place for a wedding. We loved being able to have friends and family stay overnight and continue the celebration by the bonfire!
Whispering Pines was AMAZING! What a great place for a wedding. We loved being able to have friends and family stay Read more...
Whispering Pines was AMAZING! What a great place for a wedding. We loved being able to have friends and family stay overnight and continue the celebration by the bonfire! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Our wedding was at Whispering Pines and we couldn't have asked for a more amazing venue! The food was the most impressive thing, but the cabins and scenery and staff were pretty amazing as well!
Our wedding was at Whispering Pines and we couldn't have asked for a more amazing venue! The food was the most impressive Read more...
Our wedding was at Whispering Pines and we couldn't have asked for a more amazing venue! The food was the most impressive thing, but the cabins and scenery and staff were pretty amazing as well! Read less
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AshleyHann
Wedding:
10/9/2011
4.6/5.0
We are so pleased with our choice of wedding venue. Whispering Pines is such a gorgeous place and our guests could tell the staff put a lot of thought and care into our big day. WP was so accommodating to our requests (I am a vegetarian and they prepared my favorite brand of soy chicken!) and overall it was a really stress free experience. Erin was so great to work with and really responsive. The overnight staff were no where to be found when we needed something as the reception was ending but we were able to work things out. We also ran into a minor issues with the chairs for the ceremony. They were set up about 10 minutes before our scheduled start time. We found out it was because they had to rent chairs for the day as their own had become infested with wasps and were being sprayed. That was a minor hiccup in comparison to how smooth the day went!
We are so pleased with our choice of wedding venue. Whispering Pines is such a gorgeous place and our guests could tell Read more...
We are so pleased with our choice of wedding venue. Whispering Pines is such a gorgeous place and our guests could tell the staff put a lot of thought and care into our big day. WP was so accommodating to our requests (I am a vegetarian and they prepared my favorite brand of soy chicken!) and overall it was a really stress free experience. Erin was so great to work with and really responsive. The overnight staff were no where to be found when we needed something as the reception was ending but we were able to work things out. We also ran into a minor issues with the chairs for the ceremony. They were set up about 10 minutes before our scheduled start time. We found out it was because they had to rent chairs for the day as their own had become infested with wasps and were being sprayed. That was a minor hiccup in comparison to how smooth the day went! Read less
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superbride
Wedding:
11/1/2008
4.6/5.0
Whispering Pines was the perfect place for us to have our wedding. We wanted some place where people could stay for an entire weekend and spend time together outdoors and indoors, but also a place where everyone would feel pampered, well fed, and comfortable in their rooms.

The staff at Whispering Pines was extremely flexible and helpful in answering all of my questions and accommodating all of my guests (kosher, gluten free, etc.). The food was great, the venue was beautiful, and every guest was happy.

I agree with the other poster that the alcohol especially was not cheap. But it made it easy to have the venue take care of really everything for us.
Whispering Pines was the perfect place for us to have our wedding. We wanted some place where people could stay for an Read more...
Whispering Pines was the perfect place for us to have our wedding. We wanted some place where people could stay for an entire weekend and spend time together outdoors and indoors, but also a place where everyone would feel pampered, well fed, and comfortable in their rooms.

The staff at Whispering Pines was extremely flexible and helpful in answering all of my questions and accommodating all of my guests (kosher, gluten free, etc.). The food was great, the venue was beautiful, and every guest was happy.

I agree with the other poster that the alcohol especially was not cheap. But it made it easy to have the venue take care of really everything for us. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
8/9/2009
4.4/5.0
Whispering Pines is a serene and beautiful place for an outdoor wedding. The food was to die for and the service during the reception was amazing. I keep hearing about how no one left hungry! I will have memories there for a lifetime and am glad that I was able to have such an amazing wedding at such a magnificant place!
Whispering Pines is a serene and beautiful place for an outdoor wedding. The food was to die for and the service during Read more...
Whispering Pines is a serene and beautiful place for an outdoor wedding. The food was to die for and the service during the reception was amazing. I keep hearing about how no one left hungry! I will have memories there for a lifetime and am glad that I was able to have such an amazing wedding at such a magnificant place! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.2/5.0
Whispering Pines really was a beautiful location and venue! We had a summer-camp themed, kid friendly wedding- it's a great spot for "rustic elegance." We booked the exclusive option where our guests arrived on Friday and stayed through Sunday morning. We had a BBQ and tug-o-war Friday night in the rec field (we rented a grill), breakfast and canoe races Saturday morning, our wedding Saturday afternoon with an evening reception, and breakfast on Sunday. It was a really great way to have the chance to visit with all our guests and have some real quality time with them. There are 32 guest rooms, and about 2/3 of our guests stayed on site. They provide delicious, well presented meals and provide the hospitality services of a nice hotel.
People raved about the whole weekend, and I kept hearing how good the food was. We really had a dream wedding!
Things to know- You can have 130 guests for a plated meal or up to 180 for extended cocktails- which is really like an amazing buffet. We did it and recommend it. There is a golf cart they will drive to help mobility impaired folks get around. We were able to use conference spaces to put on a movie for kids during the reception.
I didn't give five stars for some specific reasons: 1. It's expensive, though the food and accommodations are certainly high quality. 2. I think they have improved it, but we found the materials they gave and website were not as informative as we had hoped. For example, we didn't realize until the week before that there was another wedding on Sunday despite the "exclusive" weekend. 3. Lastly, during our weekend unfortunately the regular day-of-coordinator was not available and the gal that was replacing her was a bit green. From everything I read and from the emails I had, the regular woman Erin is really stellar. I was very glad I took the advice of other reviewers and hired my own day-of-coordinator to help with the little details like setting up and vendor coordination.
Whispering Pines really was a beautiful location and venue! We had a summer-camp themed, kid friendly wedding- it's a Read more...
Whispering Pines really was a beautiful location and venue! We had a summer-camp themed, kid friendly wedding- it's a great spot for "rustic elegance." We booked the exclusive option where our guests arrived on Friday and stayed through Sunday morning. We had a BBQ and tug-o-war Friday night in the rec field (we rented a grill), breakfast and canoe races Saturday morning, our wedding Saturday afternoon with an evening reception, and breakfast on Sunday. It was a really great way to have the chance to visit with all our guests and have some real quality time with them. There are 32 guest rooms, and about 2/3 of our guests stayed on site. They provide delicious, well presented meals and provide the hospitality services of a nice hotel.
People raved about the whole weekend, and I kept hearing how good the food was. We really had a dream wedding!
Things to know- You can have 130 guests for a plated meal or up to 180 for extended cocktails- which is really like an amazing buffet. We did it and recommend it. There is a golf cart they will drive to help mobility impaired folks get around. We were able to use conference spaces to put on a movie for kids during the reception.
I didn't give five stars for some specific reasons: 1. It's expensive, though the food and accommodations are certainly high quality. 2. I think they have improved it, but we found the materials they gave and website were not as informative as we had hoped. For example, we didn't realize until the week before that there was another wedding on Sunday despite the "exclusive" weekend. 3. Lastly, during our weekend unfortunately the regular day-of-coordinator was not available and the gal that was replacing her was a bit green. From everything I read and from the emails I had, the regular woman Erin is really stellar. I was very glad I took the advice of other reviewers and hired my own day-of-coordinator to help with the little details like setting up and vendor coordination. Read less
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George
Wedding:
7/27/2013
3.8/5.0
Beautiful wedding location with a great staff. We did have some issues with food allergies not being labeled and there was another wedding couple touring the grounds during our exclusive weekend. The food was delicious, the rooms were great and the grounds are just breath taking.
Beautiful wedding location with a great staff. We did have some issues with food allergies not being labeled and there was Read more...
Beautiful wedding location with a great staff. We did have some issues with food allergies not being labeled and there was another wedding couple touring the grounds during our exclusive weekend. The food was delicious, the rooms were great and the grounds are just breath taking. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/24/2013
3.2/5.0
Whispering Pines Conference Center is nearly unbelievably beautiful. We had great weather for our wedding; many, many guests commented on how beautiful the buildings and the setting was. The food was also spectacular, another comment we received from many of our guests. We had quite a few hiccups along the way however. A lot of trouble with our rooming situations, people on the wrong night, the wrong number of guests, or "charged" the wrong amount (no one was charger the wrong amount upon their stay however). We did get married on a Sunday, and I think this threw a wrench in the works on their end. Through multiple contacts with Whispering Pines, as well as my wedding guests, I was able to work out all the details, and in the end it was fine. It was just a hassle that I felt was very unnecessary and added to my stress, when it should have been done right from the start.
I am familiar with the location, so I was able to trouble shoot many of the other details through email or over the phone, but if I didn't have that knowledge and a very good map in my head, I would have been extremely unhappy, instead of just annoyed at fixing many minor mistakes. We also had some trouble with sharing space the day before the wedding, due to another group still using it. We had been told we would have all of the buildings we were using to ourselves and would be able to place all our decorations, but we could not. We were comp-ed our room for the inconvenience, but again, another obstacle that we had to overcome.
Whispering Pines was very responsive to all of our calls and emails and were as accommodating as possible. They were great at fixing their mistakes, I just wished we had fewer mistakes to fix. I heard so many great things about them from many of our vendors, and as I said our day went beautifully. I would just suggest being very organized about all the details and be patient if it doesn't go right the first time.
Whispering Pines Conference Center is nearly unbelievably beautiful. We had great weather for our wedding; many, many Read more...
Whispering Pines Conference Center is nearly unbelievably beautiful. We had great weather for our wedding; many, many guests commented on how beautiful the buildings and the setting was. The food was also spectacular, another comment we received from many of our guests. We had quite a few hiccups along the way however. A lot of trouble with our rooming situations, people on the wrong night, the wrong number of guests, or "charged" the wrong amount (no one was charger the wrong amount upon their stay however). We did get married on a Sunday, and I think this threw a wrench in the works on their end. Through multiple contacts with Whispering Pines, as well as my wedding guests, I was able to work out all the details, and in the end it was fine. It was just a hassle that I felt was very unnecessary and added to my stress, when it should have been done right from the start.
I am familiar with the location, so I was able to trouble shoot many of the other details through email or over the phone, but if I didn't have that knowledge and a very good map in my head, I would have been extremely unhappy, instead of just annoyed at fixing many minor mistakes. We also had some trouble with sharing space the day before the wedding, due to another group still using it. We had been told we would have all of the buildings we were using to ourselves and would be able to place all our decorations, but we could not. We were comp-ed our room for the inconvenience, but again, another obstacle that we had to overcome.
Whispering Pines was very responsive to all of our calls and emails and were as accommodating as possible. They were great at fixing their mistakes, I just wished we had fewer mistakes to fix. I heard so many great things about them from many of our vendors, and as I said our day went beautifully. I would just suggest being very organized about all the details and be patient if it doesn't go right the first time. Read less
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